Saturday, February 6, 2016

UP-DOWN DRILL WEEK 5

Now that the Up-Down Drill is back in the newspaper, you shouldn't have to wait to see it in print. Here's the ups and downs -- mostly downs for the Eagles -- from Washington's 23-17 win today at the Linc.

UP-DOWN DRILL WEEK 5

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Now that the Up-Down Drill is back in the newspaper, you shouldn't have to wait to see it in print. Here's the ups and downs -- mostly downs for the Eagles -- from Washington's 23-17 win today at the Linc.

DOWN

ANDY REID

The head coach said this 2-3 start is his responsibility. It’s his fault, too.

UP

JIM ZORN

The Redskins’ rookie head coach has his team flying high with four straight wins since an opening-night loss to the New York Giants.

UP

JASON CAMPBELL

He might be the best quarterback in the NFC East.

DOWN

DONOVAN MCNABB

He might be the fourth best quarterback in the NFC East.

DOWN

BRIAN WESTBROOK

He returned from an ankle injury, but he was the second best running back on the field and suffered a rib contusion.

UP

CLINTON PORTIS

The Redskins’ star running back dispelled the notion that you can’t run against the Eagles.

DOWN

DAVID AKERS

Another 50-yarder, another miss.

UP

SHAUN SUISHAM

Meanwhile, the Redskins’ kicker connected on three field goals from beyond 40 yards, including a 50-yarder just before halftime.

DOWN

CORRELL BUCKHALTER

Westbrook returned to the field and Buckhalter returned to the bench. He carried the football just twice the entire game.

UP

DESEAN JACKSON

When was the last time the Eagles had a rookie this good? The answer may be never, but for some reason the ball was rarely thrown to him after his electrifying punt return put the Eagles up 14-0 in the first quarter.

UP

ANTWAAN RANDLE EL

His career passing stats are 19-for-23 for 264 yards and four touchdowns and that includes the 18-yard TD he threw to Chris Cooley today.

UP

CHRIS COOLEY

Another tight end has a big day against the Eagles. In fact, Cooley, with eight catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, did even more damage that Dallas ’ Jason Witten in that Monday night game.

DOWN

L.J. SMITH

The Eagles went to him twice early in the game, then just once the rest of the game.

DOWN

STEWART BRADLEY

The Eagles’ linebacker lost coverage on Cooley more than once, including on the touchdown pass from Randle El that put the Redskins ahead in the third quarter.

DOWN

TRENT COLE

The Eagles’ defensive end said during the practice week that Redskins offensive tackle Chris Samuels is the best in the business. Cole did nothing to disprove his own theory.

DOWN

TANK DANIELS

The linebacker’s costly penalty at the end of a Randle El punt return gave the Redskins the ball at the Eagles’ 42 and Washington turned its outstanding field position into six points.

 

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